Friday, November 02, 2007

Saddle up with Corb Lund

Canadian Corb Lund is getting ready to release his fifth album, Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!, on November 13th. In case the above picture or the album title didn't give it away, the album is of a story-telling type that revolves around the cavalry. And although Corb doesn't have any direct experience as a horse mounted warrior, he instead draws on his Albertan local tradition and familial history to paint a convincing picture for the listener to imagine. “I believe that if you write honestly and authentically about your own culture, no matter what it is, people will pick up on the universality of it,” Corb reflects. “My family has been in Alberta chasing cows for over a century, and in the American west long before that, so that's where I feel at home.”

Although Corb's album is country without a doubt, don't dismiss it as simple twang. There's a larger collection of instrumentation here than just a washboard, harmonica, and acoustic guitar. So strap on your stirrups, wrap your yellow bandanna around your neck, and prepare to mount up with the fifteen tracks of the album driving you forward like a bugler piping out CHARGE.



Corb Lund - Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier : Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!


Visit his website, his label Stony Plain Recordings, and become his friend on MySpace.


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7 comments:

Andrew said...

Wow, fantastic track - thanks for sticking that up!

Sean said...

My pleasure!

Anonymous said...

i'm pretty sure that Jewel track is really Tori...

Sean said...

Taking a close listen, I think you're right anon...thanks for the correction.

The Knitter said...

Beautiful version. I love it.

Anonymous said...

that is NOT tori amos.

Anonymous said...

the Wild Horses track is by a canadian singer named Chantal Kreviazuk.